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Blue Cheese Burger Totchos

All of your favorite flavors and ingredients from a Blue Cheese Burger served over tater tots to create Totchos – an easy, crowd-pleasing dish!

These Blue Cheese Burger Totchos are a huge hit in my house. I’m a huge totchos fan anyway but when Blue Cheese Burger ingredients are added to the top of tater tots for a whole new twist, I’m even happier. And hungrier!

Blue Cheese Burger Totchos

Why You’ll Love Blue Cheese Burger Totchos

Anytime Meal – Perfect for a busy weeknight meal, or a relaxing weekend lunch.

Serves A Crowd – This recipe makes 12 servings so you can feed a lot of mouths, or have plenty for quick leftover meals later.

Easy To Make – Just take a bag of tater tots, spread them on a sheet pan and pop them in the oven. While they’re getting crispy, you can make all the rest of the toppings.

Comfort Food – All the delicious flavors of ground beef, bacon, and blue cheese piled onto those tater tots makes for a completely comforting and slightly indulgent meal.

Blue Cheese Burger Totchos Ingredients

  • Tater Tots: A 32 ounce package of your favorite tater tots is perfect for this recipe.
  • Ground Beef: Use a pound of extra lean with a maximum fat content of 10%. If you don’t mind draining it, you can use 83% lean instead of 90%.
  • Ketchup: Use regular ketchup or switch it up and try some of the new flavored ketchups like Sriracha Ketchup, Chipotle, or Spicy Jalapeno. You’ll stir this into the ground beef.
  • Bacon: Use cooked and chopped bacon and sprinkle it over the top. The bacon pairs well with the flavors of the blue cheese and ground beef and is the perfect topping.
  • Blue Cheese Dressing: You’ll use this for a drizzle over the top of the tater tots before adding the beef mixture.
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles: Use as few or as many as you like!
  • Red Onions and Chives: Add these to the top for that fresh oniony punch!

Refer to the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients with measurements.

Best Blue Cheese Burger Totchos

How To Make Blue Cheese Burger Totchos

  1. Bake: Spread the tater tots on a baking sheet and bake until crunchy.
  2. Brown: Brown the ground beef in a pan until cooked through and stir in ketchup.
  3. Cook Bacon: Prepare the bacon, chop, and set aside to add to the top of your totchos.
  4. Chop: Chop your onions and chives and set aside.
  5. Assemble: When tater tots are done, plate and top with dressing, ground beef, blue cheese crumbles, onions, and chives.

Variations, Substitutions, & Cooking Tips

  • Veggie Option: Substitute the ground beef with a vegetarian or vegan “burger” crumbles for a meat-free alternative.
  • Buffalo Blue Cheese: Drizzle buffalo sauce over the totchos before adding the blue cheese crumbles for a spicy kick.
  • Mushroom and Onion: Add sautéed mushrooms and onions for a savory and aromatic twist.
  • BBQ Blue Cheese: Use barbecue sauce instead of ketchup or add barbecue sauce as an additional topping for a smoky flavor profile.
  • Cheese Choice: If blue cheese isn’t your preference, you can substitute it with other cheeses like cheddar, mozzarella, or gouda.
  • No tater tots? Instead of tater tots, you can use crispy potato wedges or fries as the base.
  • Crispier Tots: For extra crispy totchos, bake the tater tots for a few extra minutes before adding the toppings.
  • Layering is key: Layer the toppings evenly over the tater tots to ensure that every bite is flavorful.
  • Serve Immediately: Enjoy these hot and fresh out of the oven for the best taste and texture.
How To Serve Blue Cheese Burger Totchos

Storage & Reheating

If storing leftovers, be sure to store the tater tots separate from the toppings to avoid soggy tots. Place all items in air tight containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To reheat, tater tots can be reheated in the oven or the air fryer until heated through and crispy. Reheat the ground beef on the stove over medium heat, or zap in the microwave until heated through. Add remaining toppings as desired.

Blue Cheese Burger Totchos - all of your favorite flavors and ingredients from a Blue Cheese Burger served over tater tots for an easy, delicious dish that serves a crowd!

Blue Cheese Burger Totchos

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

All of your favorite flavors and ingredients from a Blue Cheese Burger served over tater tots to create Totchos - an easy, crowd-pleasing dish!


  • 1 pkg., 32 oz. Tater Tots
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 T chopped red onions
  • 1 T chopped fresh chives


  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Bake TATER TOTS as directed on package.
  3. Meanwhile, brown ground beef in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Remove from heat. Stir in ketchup.
  4. Spread TATER TOTS onto platter; drizzle with dressing.
  5. Top with ground beef mixture, bacon and remaining ingredients.

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Kristy Bernardo
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Erin (Platings and Pairings)

Friday 12th of February 2016

These look AMAZINGLY delicious Kristy! Drooling!!!

Kristy Bernardo

Friday 12th of February 2016

Thanks, Erin!!

Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

Friday 12th of February 2016

What have you done???? You've now created what is sure to be a new crave-able dish! I mean, bleu cheese and tater tots? You are a gal after my own heart. No wonder my cousin thinks you're pretty cool, too! :o) (I'm Georgette's cuz, in case you don't know what the hell I'm talking about--LOL).

Kristy Bernardo

Friday 12th of February 2016

Dee Dee!! You are?!! Y'know, I recall her telling me that her cousin is a food blogger but I don't know that I ever put it all together before now. How fun is that?! I just saw Georgette the other day when she came down my barely-plowed street after our major storm to check on a friend/neighbor. I brought her in to see my new puppy :) SO fun!! Maybe you and I will meet one day - I'll make you some Blue Cheese Burger Totchos! xo

Megan Marlowe

Thursday 11th of February 2016

Girl, you had me at blue cheese and then bacon and then TOTS! Damn, this looks good!

Kristy Bernardo

Friday 12th of February 2016

haha, thanks so much, Megan! :)

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